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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

March 2, 2017


Let me know when you have something going on that you think our community might enjoy, springtime is coming and folks are looking for something to do!
Come out to an all-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast, hosted by Independence Ruritan Club on Saturday, March 11, from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., to benefit Hanover Safe Place. Breakfast includes: salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, spiced apples, cornbread, grits, coffee and orange juice only $9 for adults. The Ruritan Club Community House is located behind Independence Christian Church, 14033 Independence Road (off Route 54, west of Ashland). For more information, call (804) 798-6579.
The West Hanover Fox Hunters of Beaverdam, will be holding its annual field trial for dogs (Foxhound hunt) March 22 through March 25. Their headquarters will once again be at the Beaverdam Ruritan Park, 18002 Teman Road. There will be a Bench Show on Wednesday night, March 22, at the Ruritan Park at 7 p.m. – guests are welcome to come and cheer on your favorite dog or handler. We will be casting our hounds around daybreak each day beginning March 23 (Thursday morning) and ending around 11:30 a.m. March 25 (Saturday morning). They ask that all their friends and neighbors in the Beaverdam/Montpelier area be on the watch for dogs and participants that may be standing beside, near or crossing the roads. The dogs may cross your property in their travel, but if not disturbed, should keep moving. Participants and their vehicles may be positioned along the roadside. Participating hounds will have proper name collars, tracking collars and large numbers on each side of their body for identification purposes. Please drive with caution when approaching parked trucks or moving dogs. Please do not pick up their dogs as they are being judged on their performance and will move on, if not distracted. If there is a serious problem, please call Hanover County Animal Control or the Hanover County Sheriff’s office, who have been notified of the event. The assistance of all the landowners, Hanover County Sheriff’s and Hanover County Animal Control Officers who will be helping with the field trial this year and those who have helped in the past are greatly appreciated. A big thanks to all of you!
Rube Goldberg Design Challenge Tuesday, March 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages 11-18. Learn about the amazing work of author and inventor, Rube Goldberg, and dare to create your own maze, puzzle, or machine. Part of Teen Tech Week. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.
Paws to READ Thursday, March 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Is your child a reluctant reader? Sign them up for a 20-minute session reading to Chrissie, a Paws to READ reading education assistance dog. Call or visit the branch to sign up.
Second Saturday LEGO Club Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to noon. All ages. You bring your ideas, we’ll provide the bricks! Buildings, superheroes, animals – the sky’s the limit! Enter to win a LEGO book, too. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.
Storytimes– Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; Family (all ages) 10 a.m.
Call (804) 883-7116 or visit the library at 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane for more information.
Please let me know if you have any other news you’d like to share, too, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.